Defense Plant Corporation

Most recent update: June 10, 2013.


589 vessels - 100 86-foot tugs, 21 180-foot towboats and 467 barges - were built during WWII by 34 shipyards for the use of the Defense Plant Corporation.  Most were completed too late to be of much use to the DPC and were transferred to other agencies or sold.

Type #s Shipbuilder Location Original Name Type Feet Built Disposition
DPC 1 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To USN as YT-471, later YTM-471 (1944), lost 1946
DPC 2 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Lucy Haden, later Jimmie Cryer (1961), Captain Jack (1970), scrapped 1975
DPC 3 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as DS-43, later Fresh Kills (1950), Richard K. (1969), Leopard (1993), Miss Laura (2003), active 2012
DPC 4 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as DS-44, later Spring Creek (1950), Cochise, Southern Cross, active 2012
DPC 5 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Titan, later Taurus, NLD
DPC 6 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as TD-53, NLD 1951
DPC 7 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Ajax, later Morania No. 10 (1959), Pamela, Pamela II (1983), scrapped 2000
DPC 8 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as U. S. Goheen, later M. M. Coppedge II
DPC 9 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as J. H. Deinlein, wrecked off Monhegan ME 1973
DPC 10 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To USN as YT-472, later YTM-472 (1944), sold 1946
DPC 11 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Saturn, later Palos Verdes (1961), Zenith
DPC 12 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as J. F. Heil, later Jonathan B., Southern Star, NLD
DPC 13 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 20, sold 1946 as Dixie, later Samantha, scrapped 1978
DPC 14 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 1, sold 1946 as Frank W. Spencer, later Matt Turecamo, reefed off New Jersey 1996
DPC 15 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946, later Brooklyn (1948), reefed 2001
DPC 16 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Gremlin, later Alice St. Philip (1965), Honcho (1971), NLD
DPC 17 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To USN as YT-467, lost 1944
DPC 18 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To USN as YT-468, later YTM-468 (1944), sold 1946
DPC 19 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 2, sold 1946 as Clayton P. Kehoe, later Canal Cities (1949), Curtis Reinauer (1972), K2 (1988), J.J. (1993), NLD
DPC 20 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Blanche T. Rogers
DPC 21 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 4, later TD-21, NLD 1964
DPC 22 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 3, to USN as YT 721, later YTM-721 (1944), back to WSA 1946 as WSA 3, later TD-61, NLD 1947, later Capt. Jack (1976), as Delta Jessica, sold in Mexico, active
DPC 23 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 7, to USN as YT-475, later YTM-475 (1944), back to WSA 1946 as WSA 7, later TD-31, TD-14, NLD
DPC 24 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 8, later TD-22, NLD 1964
DPC 25 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 10, later TD-62, NLD 1947
DPC 26 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 9, sold 1946 as Falmouth, later Claire A. Moran (1951), Taurus
DPC 27 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-782, sold 1951 as Herkules, later Saturn (1968)
DPC 28 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 22, sold 1946 as Wotoco, later Gay Moran, Julian A, Intrepid, NLD
DPC 29 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-795, to Italy 1946 as Miseno, sank 1978
DPC 30 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Roughneck
DPC 31 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 to Cuban interests
DPC 32 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 25, to USN as YT 607, later YTM 607 (1944), back to WSA as WSA 25, sold 1948, later Maxine McDermott (1950), Captain Bud, Alice E., active 2012
DPC 33 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Sea King, later S. H. Coppedge, Kimberley J. Turecamo (1978), reefed 1991
DPC 34 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Columbia, NLD 2008
DPC 35 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Seabee, later Progress (1952/54), Electra, scuttled 1999
DPC 36 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 24, later TD-41, TD-54, NLD 1964, sold as Steve E. Sparks, Lewis E. White, sold in Venezuela (1979), active
DPC 37 Lawley & Son Neponset MA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as J. R. Guyton, later Jim Bauer (1961), Chief Joseph
DPC 38 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Zenith, later Oscar H. Westin (1957), Lynn Marie (1970), Raven (1975), NLD 1979
DPC 39 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Percheron
DPC 40 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 23, to USN as YT 606, later YTM 606 (1944), back to WSA as WSA 23, later TD-82, Brian Arthur, NLD 2001
DPC 41 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as TD-51, NLD 1951
DPC 42 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946, later Skipper (1948), Viatic (1952/54), Dalzellance (1957), Cecilia J. Brown, NLD
DPC 43 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-771, sold 1949 as Stur (Germany), later Altair (Yugoslavia)(1968), Plankton (Croatia)(1992), active
DPC 44 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-769, sold 1945 as Labornus (Belgium), later Ouenza (France)(1947), in Algeria (1964), active 2004
DPC 45 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-775, sold 1947 as Balder (Norway), later Aldebaran (1968), Voluja (Croatia)(1993)
DPC 46 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-776, sold 1951 as Vulcan (Britain), later Vega (1968), in Croatia as Barakuda (1992)
DPC 47 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as F. F. Clain, later Ben F. Royal (1980), Susan Richards, C-2, Warrior, NLD 2009
DPC 48 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Albatross, later Baton Rouge (1961), Kevin S. Candies (1964), Powhatan, active 2012
DPC 49 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-779, sold 1948 as Steinbock, later Argus (1968), scrapped 2002
DPC 50 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Margaret Kehoe, later Penn No.5 (1947), Morania No.5 (1956), Linda (1961), Capt. J. P., NLD
DPC 51 Bushey & Sons Brooklyn NY

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 6, sold 1946 as Chas. E. Trout, later Naomi Marie (1979), South Haven (1980), Becky E. (1989), White Lake (1996), NLD 2010
DPC 52 Bushey & Sons Brooklyn NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-758, sold 1948 as Titan (Denmark), later Titan II (1949), Herkules (1949), sank off Trondheim 1957
DPC 53 Bushey & Sons Brooklyn NY

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 21, sold 1945 as Salutation, later Christina (1947), Tanda 10 (1955), Delbar, NLD
DPC 54 Bushey & Sons Brooklyn NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-759, sold 1947 to Greek interests
DPC 55 Bushey & Sons Brooklyn NY

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Grace No. 2, later Dalzellea (1956), Chrisnick, Thomas H. (1988), scuttled 1995
DPC 56 Bushey & Sons Brooklyn NY

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Pennsbury, later Nanticoke, Bay Pride, Jordon Pointe (1997), sank 1998
DPC 57 Bushey & Sons Brooklyn NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-770, sold 1947 to Greek interests
DPC 58 Bushey & Sons Brooklyn NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-772, sold 1947 as Perseus (Greece), later OLP 1
DPC 59 Bushey & Sons Brooklyn NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-781, sold 1951 as Sirius (Greece), later Regulus (Yugoslavia)(1968), scrapped 2001
DPC 60 Bushey & Sons Brooklyn NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-794, sunk in Le Havre 1944
DPC 61 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as C. R. Haden, later Elizabeth Bauer (1961)
DPC 62 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-778, sold 1947 as Bartow, later Elizabeth Moran (1957)
DPC 63 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Vincent C. Turecamo, later Ponce de Leon (1961)
DPC 64 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Orleans, later Leo, NLD
DPC 65 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as TD-42, NLD 1951, to USCG 1973 as CG-85010 Research, later Delilah, NLD
DPC 66 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Pauline L. Moran, later Mafra (Portugal) 1947
DPC 67 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Cile, later Eastern Cities (1947), Dalzellage (1959), Spartan, Clive (1993), NLD 2002
DPC 68 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 26, sold 1946 as Long Beach, later Clifford G., NLD 2009
DPC 69 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 To USN as YT-470, later YTM-470 (1944), sold 1946 as H. A. Lumb (Australia), scuttled off Port Noarlunga (Am. Samoa) 1994
DPC 70 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 17, to USN as YT 476, later YTM 476 (1944), back to WSA as WSA 17, later TD-72
DPC 71 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 18, to USN as YT 722, later YTM 722 (1944), back to WSA as WSA 18, later TD-81, in Spain
DPC 72 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 19, sold 1946 as Los Angeles, later Sea Shepherd, NLD 2004
DPC 73 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as TD-52, NLD 1951
DPC 74 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-761, sold 1950 as Ryhope (Britain), later Kastor (Yugoslavia)(1970), scrapped 1986
DPC 75 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-773, sold 1951 to British interests, sank off Malta 1951
DPC 76 Decatur I & S Decatur AL

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-774, sold 1948 as Groensund (Denmark), later Baus (Norway)(1949), Deneb (1969), Rot (Croatia)(1992)
DPC 77 Alexander, L.F. New Orleans LA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Jim Brown, later Norman D. (1950)
DPC 78 Alexander, L.F. New Orleans LA

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Geo. E. Roper, later Mogul (1950), Netty (1952/54), Dalzellite (1962)
DPC 79 Alexander, L.F. New Orleans LA

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-762, sold 1950 as Monte Cristo (Italy), laid up 2000
DPC 80 Alexander, L.F. New Orleans LA

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-780, sold 1948 as Bulbider (Denmark), later Stylianos K. (Greece), Kappa Guard
DPC 81 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as R. T. McDow, later C. R. Haden (1961), foundered 1969
DPC 82 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 16, to USN as YT 477, later YTM 477 (1944), back to WSA 1946 as WSA 16, later TD-71
DPC 83 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 To USN as YT-469, later YTM-469 (1944), sold 1946
DPC 84 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1945 as Grace No. 3, later Dalzellatom (1956), Gowanus (1969), scrapped 1980s
DPC 85 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Mercury, later Seal Beach (1961), Stedfast, NLD
DPC 86 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Lewis No. 8, later Tipperary (1981), Tilly (1990), NLD 2006
DPC 87 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-763, sold 1951 as Arion (Germany), later Jupiter (Yugoslavia)(1968), in Croatia (199?), scrapped 2004
DPC 88 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 5, sold 1946 to Scandinavian interests, later Terrell, NLD
DPC 89 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 11, later TD-23, NLD 1964
DPC 90 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 12, to USN as YT 474, later YTM 474 (1944), later TD-32, TD-15, back to WSA as WSA 12 (1946)
DPC 91 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 13, not used
DPC 92 Consolidated SB Morris Hts NY

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 14, sold 1946 as Gannet, later James T. Moran (1959), Osceola, Katherine Anne, active 2012
DPC 93 American SB Buffalo NY

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946 as Kevin Moran, later Mutela (1947), NLD 1953
DPC 94 American SB Buffalo NY

Tug

86 1944 To WSA as WSA 15, to USN as YT-478, later YTM 478 (1944), back to WSA as WSA 15 (1946)
DPC 95 American SB Buffalo NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-764, sold 1946 in Greece, later Grangetown (Britain)(1950), Polaris (Yugoslavia)(1970), in Croatia (1992)
DPC 96 American SB Buffalo NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-765, sold 1946 as Hippone (France)(1951), in Algeria (1964)
DPC 97 American SB Buffalo NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-766, sold 1946 as Rekin (Poland)(1946), NLD 1966
DPC 98 American SB Buffalo NY

Tug

86 1944 Sold 1946, later Ferry Point (1950), Captain RK, Dianne M. (1988), NLD 1989
DPC 99 American SB Buffalo NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-767, sold 1945 as Cornhill (Britain)(1951), later Hannah Spearing (1980), burned off Fleetwood and scrapped 1996
DPC 100 American SB Buffalo NY

Tug

86 1944 To USA as ST-768, sold 1948 as Kronos (Denmark), later Whitburn (Britain)(1964), Abou Shanab (Egypt)(1978), scrapped 2005
DPC 101 Holtz SS Ocean City NJ   Tank Barge 170    
DPC 102-151 Eastport Marine Jacksonville FL   Tank Barge 170    
DPC 152-171 Moss Point SY Moss Point MS   Tank Barge 170    
DPC 172-188 Brownsville SS Brownsville TX   Tank Barge 170    
DPC 202-231 Gahagan Constn Washington NC   Tank Barge 170    
DPC 232-239 Gibbs-Harrison Hialeah FL   Tank Barge 170    
DPC 244-250 Heath & Mann Miami FL   Tank Barge 170    
DPC 251-268 U.S. Engineers Memphis TN   Tank Barge 170    
DPC 269-292 U.S. Engineers New Orleans LA   Tank Barge 170    
DPC 293-331 Maxon Constn Dayton OH   Tank Barge 170    
DPC 332-368 Kansas City Bridge Plaquemine LA   Tank Barge 170    
DPC 371-388 Westergard BW Biloxi MS   Tank Barge 170    
DPC 408-413 Chicago Bridge Chicago IL   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 414-419 Chicago Bridge Chicago IL   Deck Barge 195    
DPC 420-422 Samuelson SY Beaumont TX   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 423-434 St. Louis Ship St. Louis MO   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 435-452 St. Louis Ship St. Louis MO   Deck Barge 195    
DPC 453-461 Consolidated Steel Orange TX   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 462-469 Consolidated Steel Orange TX   Deck Barge 195    
DPC 470-474 Samuelson SY Beaumont TX   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 475-480 Samuelson SY Beaumont TX   Deck Barge 195    
DPC 481-489 Sabine Steel Port Arthur TX   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 490-493 Sabine Steel Port Arthur TX   Deck Barge 195    
DPC 494-502 Kane Boiler Works Galveston TX   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 503-509 Kane Boiler Works Galveston TX   Deck Barge 195    
DPC 510-521 Schmidt Barge Yard Houston TX   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 522-537 Boland M W New Orleans LA   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 538-545 Schmidt Barge Yard Houston TX   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 546-553 U.S. Engineers New Orleans LA   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 554-557 U.S. Engineers New Orleans LA   Deck Barge 195    
DPC 558-560 Vance Machine Houston TX   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 561-562 Vance Machine Houston TX   Deck Barge 195    
DPC 563-569 Consolidated Steel Orange TX   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 570-578 St. Louis Ship St. Louis MO   Tank Barge 195    
DPC 579-587 Decatur I & S Decatur AL   Tank Barge 195    
    Gielow, Inc. New York NY Inductance Power Plant 318 1944  
    Gielow, Inc. New York NY Resistance Power Plant 318 1944  
Gielow, Inc. New York NY Impedance Power Plant 318 1944
    Gielow, Inc. New York NY Sea Power Power Plant 318 1944  
    General Eng Alameda CA Unnamed Power Plant 318 1944  
DPC 601 JeffBoat Jeffersonville IN Corregidor Towboat 180 1944 To CoE 1946, sold 1956, later Kathy L, dredge Lacombe
DPC 602 JeffBoat Jeffersonville IN Java Sea Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1947, later dredge Joe Pickering
DPC 603 JeffBoat Jeffersonville IN Wake Island Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1947, later dredge
DPC 604 JeffBoat Jeffersonville IN Attu Towboat 180 1944 To CoE 1946, Somervell 1955, sold 1964, dredge BDCO No. 52, scrapped 1960
DPC 605 JeffBoat Jeffersonville IN Guadalcanal Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1947, scrapped 1960
DPC 606 JeffBoat Jeffersonville IN Tulagi Towboat 180 1944 To CoE 1946, sold 1957, later pump boat
DPC 607 Cargill Minneapolis MN Bataan Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1947 as  Sohio Latonia, Orleanian 1949, later dredge
DPC 608 Cargill Minneapolis MN Coral Sea Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1947, later pump boat, scrapped 1977
DPC 609 Cargill Minneapolis MN Milne Bay Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1947, later Allen B. Wood, dredge Dave Blackburn, burnt 1996
DPC 610 Cargill Minneapolis MN Bou Arada Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1946 as Sohio Fleetwing, Pittsburgher 1949, Avocet 1965, later dredge, sank off Pensacola
DPC 611 Dubuque Boat Dubuque IA Tenaru River Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1946, scrapped 1960
DPC 612 Mount Vernon Bridge Mount Vernon OH Midway Islands Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1946 as Sohio Southern, H. A. Bayless 1949, dredge Senator Allen J. Ellender
DPC 613 Mount Vernon Bridge Mount Vernon OH Lunga Point Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1947, wrecked 2008
DPC 614 St. Louis Ship St. Louis MO Kokoda Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1947, dredge 1960, sank in GIWW 1961
DPC 615 St. Louis Ship St. Louis MO Buna Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1947, scrapped 1964
DPC 616 St. Louis Ship St. Louis MO Casablanca Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1946, scrapped
DPC 617 St. Louis Ship St. Louis MO Tunis Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1947, active
DPC 618 St. Louis Ship St. Louis MO Gona Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1947, active as barge
DPC 619 St. Louis Ship St. Louis MO Mateur Towboat 180 1944 To CoE 1947, sold 1991 as Effie Afton, floating restaurant at Rock Island IL 1994
DPC 620 Marietta Mfg. Point Pleasant WV Guam Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1947 as H. E. Lewis, America 1952, dredge BDCO NOo. 28
DPC 621 Marietta Mfg. Point Pleasant WV Kiska Towboat 180 1944 Sold 1947 as W. J. Creighton, Constitution 1952, dredge Senator Russell B. Long